How To Smash Out 2 Hours Worth Of Study In Just 1 Hour

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A lot of the time when students sit down to study they feel like they’re about to climb Mount Everest. A long and painful time awaits them... This is hardly an inspiring circumstance to be faced with. It’s easy to see why a lot of teens are suffering from the motivation blues. Unfortunately, the victim of the motivation blues is almost always productivity. It’s incredibly difficult to … [Read more...]

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Study In 2014

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With the beginning of the new school term right around the corner, now is the perfect time to sit down with your teen and come up with a plan of attack for 2014. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, your teen will already be half way through the academic year, and exams are always closer than you think. If you’re down in the Southern Hemisphere with me, your teen has a brand-spanking new … [Read more...]

Studying But Not Getting The Grades? How To Find And Fix Your Trouble Spot

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As with most things, students tend to sit on a spectrum. The straight A+ students are at one end, and the first-prize-for-most-number-of-absences are generally at the other end. This spectrum is generally directly proportionate to the number of study-hours invested throughout the semester and exam study break. However, there are outliers - the teens who actually DO try hard, DO their … [Read more...]

How To Nail A Science Exam – The Key Is In The Question

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‘Describe and explain the differences between the reactions of sodium and water and aluminium and water.’ ‘Discuss the process of photosynthesis.' ‘Explain why car tires become warm to touch after a while.' Don’t worry – I don't actually want to test you on your high school science knowledge. I want your teen see how the clue to nailing a question in a science exam is in the … [Read more...]

Why Simple Essays Are The Best Essays

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Developing their writing skills will be a crucial part of your teen's academic success at high school and beyond. At College, it’s very rare that a subject won’t require essay writing. Arts, science – most disciplines will involve written skills in one way or another. And once you’re at College, you’re on your own. You’re stuck with whatever writing skills you developed at high school. … [Read more...]

How To Make Semester Study Count Towards Exam Study

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Today’s study technique is to help your teen make their 'semester study' more effective in preparing for exams and other forms of assessment. It will help your teen stay on track during semester as they focus on how what they’re learning in school will be assessed. This technique is something that I’ve only started applying regularly this year, but I so wish someone had told me about it … [Read more...]

3 Simple Tips For Improving Your Teen’s Memory

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When you’re frantically scribbling a semester’s worth of information onto a page during an exam, memory becomes very, very important. Of course the field of memory is a dedicated area of interest for scientists. What is going on in our hippocampus and how can we harness its amazing powers? That is not a question to be answered in today’s article. I would struggle with that one... But - … [Read more...]

Has Your Teen Figured Out Their Study Formula Yet?

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Today I’m asking you this question, because if the answer is ‘no’, then it’s no wonder your teen is getting the grades they’re truly capable of. If you don’t what I mean by Study Formula you can find out all the gory details here and here. But the abridged version is simply this: Your teen’s Study Formula is the tried and proven process they go through every time they have to study for a … [Read more...]

What Subjects Require Practise And Why

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There’s this thing that students who get good grades do throughout the year. To some students it comes naturally, while others have to work at it. It's the thing that separates the teens who get fantastic grades, and the ones who get less fantastic grades. It's this little thing called PRACTISE. There's no getting around this one I'm afraid. To get good grades in Math, your teen … [Read more...]

How To Get Your Teen As Organised As Monica

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Being organised can be a tricky business. It's one of those things that in many ways is incredibly simple, but for many students it seems as difficult and challenging as climbing Everest. For many, it's the thing holding them back from the good grades they are capable of. Do not underestimate the link between being organised and getting good grades. The two go hand in hand. … [Read more...]

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